Charles Band

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Charles Band
Charles Robert Band

(1951-12-27) December 27, 1951 (age 67)[1]
Los Angeles,[1] California, United States
Other names Carlo Bokino
Robert Talbot
James Amante
Occupation Film producer, film director
Years active 1973–present
Spouse(s) Meda Band (?–198?)
Debra Dion (1984–2004)
Children 4

Charles Robert Band (born December 27, 1951) is an American film producer and director, known for his work on horror comedy movies.[2]

His most famous films are those in the Puppet Master franchise and the Subspecies series, made by his company Full Moon Features. Before Full Moon Features, his earlier (and now defunct) company Empire Pictures made films like Ghoulies and the cult classic Re-Animator. One of the few non-horror films he worked on was the Prehysteria! trilogy, which was made by his family-oriented company Moonbeam Entertainment.

Personal life

Band was born in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of director-producer Albert Band, and brother of the composer Richard. With his former wife Meda, he had two children, Alex, the vocalist for the band The Calling, and Taryn. He had two sons with his former wife Debra Dion: Harlan and Zalman. Band's grandfather was the artist Max Band.


As director

List of Full Moon films

Charles Band Productions


Full Moon

Pulp Fantasy

Action Xtreme


Alchemy Entertainment/Big City Pictures


  1. ^ a b "Charles Band Biography". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Charles Band Filmography". The New York Times.

External links

  • Charles Band on IMDb
  • Charles Band's Blog
  • MJ Simpson - Career Interview (2005)
  • Killer POV - Career Interview (January 2014) (MP3)
  • Interview (1989) on YouTube (Flash)
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